Are we putting young athletes at risk when we urge them to drink lots of fluids during steamy sports practices and games?

Are we putting young athletes at risk when we urge them to drink lots of fluids during steamy sports practices and games?

[caption id="attachment_1569" align="aligncenter" width="592" class=" "]Ryan Kerrigan sipped water during N.F.L. football training camp in Richmond, Va. Credit  Dean Hoffmeyer/Richmond Times-Dispatch, via Associated Press Ryan Kerrigan of the Washington Redskins sipped water during N.F.L. football training camp in Richmond, Va.
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Dean Hoffmeyer/Richmond Times-Dispatch, via Associated Press[/caption] Summer is upon us and so is the heat.  Student athletes everywhere are gearing up for the start of the new school year and with it tryouts and training camps.  Staying hydrated to combat the high temperatures of summer is important but new studies show there is such a thing as over-hydration.  Athletes, coaches and staff-members need to stay up-to-date on all the latest health studies and advice this summer to ensure the players safety. Read more here.

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